GIN & TONIC
If you enjoy this quintessentially British cocktail, London is indeed the place for you. Scour through the city’s many neighbourhoods looking for pubs — both old-world and newly-gentrified — which serve up this classic cocktail. Start with a quick stop at Covent Garden’s curiously named Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour, where you can sample up to 150 varieties of gin. The menu is divided into sections ranging from citrus and dry gins to herbal and spicy gins, served with a variety of tonics. Or make a visit to The Churchill Bar & Terrace at Hyatt Regency London, just off Oxford Street, where you can enjoy crafted cocktails with the in-house Sacred Churchill Craft Gin and a homemade tonic. If you crave a more immersive gin experience, book yourself on a gin tour with The Travelling Gin Company (the-tgc.com), where you walk around a London park with the guide and his “cycle bar”, while you attend an interactive gin and tonic lesson, followed by a visit to the famous Beefeater Gin Distillery.